Dublin knocks it out of the park on green space
DUBLIN has been rated one of the greenest cities on the planet thanks to the acres of parks in the centre of the capital.
A new study ranks the Irish city at No.6 in the ratings of the world’s cities with the best public spaces.
The Phoenix Park – which is twice the size of New York’s Central Park – is the biggest enclosed such facility in any European capital.
Dublin also boasts St Anne’s Park which was once owned by the Guinness family, along with St Stephen’s Green in the heart of the city.
Paris came at the top of the table in the TravelSupermarket study with 139 parks with San Francisco in second place with 53 outdoor spaces.
‘When it comes to parks, Dublin comes in at sixth place in the world, with its 30 different places, including 22-acre St Stephen’s Green, to explore and run around,’ said Emma Coulthurst, travel commentator at TravelSupermarket.
‘There are great places for locals as well as fitness-mad holidaymakers to keep on top of their exercise.’ Dublin came ahead of New York and Los Angeles in the table, which ranked each city by the provision of outdoor spaces.
Ms Coulthurst explained the green spaces are increasingly important as many travellers are prioritising health and wellness.